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Psychiatry in primary care: panic disorder (1 CPD hour)

Psychiatrists Dr David Veale and Dr Mark Ashraph advise on diagnosing and treating patients with panic disorder.

Learning objectives

This module will provide a useful guide for GPs on managing panic disorder in primary care:

  • Diagnosing panic disorder
  • Determining whether panic attacks are secondary to a physical health condition or another mental disorder.
  • Managing the initial consultations
  • Psychological, pharmacological and self-help treatment options
  • When to refer
  • Managing complex cases


Dr David Veale is an honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London and a consultant psychiatrist in cognitive behavioural therapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).

Dr. Mark Ashraph is an ST6 in general adult psychiatry at the centre for anxiety disorders and trauma, The Maudsley Hospital.

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